Diverse resurrects the King of Pop with style at RecordBar
A Tribute to Michael Jackson with Diverse and Friends
Friday, April 15, 2011
Better than: Dusting off my old MJ vinyl and throwing it on the turntable (which is saying something — that’s one of my favorite pastimes).
The King of Pop was alive and well Friday night when local jazz whizzes Diverse and a host of their impossibly talented musician friends took to the RecordBar stage and resurrected Michael Jackson‘s greatest hits from his vast catalog. It’s a tricky thing to do — not just anyone can pull off Michael Jackson without sounding like glorified karaoke — but Diverse, anchored by the vision and poise of Hermon Mehari and his trumpet, brought jazz swagger and impressive style to the MJ table, doing his catalog right and dressing it up with visionary horn solos and a vocal section worth drooling over.